Leading Ladies of the Studio Era

Leading Ladies of the Studio Era

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Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford

     
 

Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails aSee more details below

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Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade (Anthony Dawson) into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland's carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant. When the police (represented by John Williams) investigate, Milland improvises quickly, subtly planting the suggestion that his wife has committed first-degree murder. He almost gets away with it; to tell you more would spoil the fun of the film's final thirty minutes. Hitchcock claimed that he chose this single-set play because he was worn out from several earlier, more ambitious projects, and wanted to "recharge his batteries." Compelled by Warner Bros. to film Dial M for Murder in 3-D, Hitchcock perversely refused to throw in the standard in-your-face gimmickry of most stereoscopic films of the era--though watch how he visually emphasizes an important piece of evidence towards the end of the film.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
UPC:
0012569756250
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
7:12:00
Sales rank:
49,412

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Now, Voyager
1. Credits [1:06]
2. Dr. Jaquith [2:48]
3. About Charlotte [3:11]
4. Charlotte's Room [3:35]
5. Shipboard Romance [4:36]
6. Mother Dread [1:54]
7. Breaking Point [2:14]
8. Now, Voyager [3:21]
9. Typical Tourists [2:27]
10. True Identities [2:54]
11. Gifts All Around [2:00]
12. Borrowed Wings [3:24]
13. Together and Alone [3:30]
14. About Jerry [3:12]
15. Wrong-Way Ride [4:42]
16. The Cabin; Jerry's... [2:21]
17. Immune to Happiness [3:32]
18. Airport Farewell [1:54]
19. Girl Most Popular [2:53]
20. Mother's Welcome [4:54]
21. New Ground Rules [3:40]
22. Mother's Tumble [1:03]
23. Lighting a Fire [2:57]
24. Not Afraid [3:58]
25. Elliot's Courtship [3:28]
26. Encountering Jerry [3:27]
27. Back Bay Station [4:21]
28. Broken Engagement [2:51]
29. "I Did It!" [3:05]
30. A Girl Like Herself [4:24]
31. Call Me Tina [4:00]
32. Jerry's Child in My Arms [3:04]
33. Her New Friend [4:24]
34. Camping With Charlotte [2:15]
35. Party Guests [2:33]
36. Like Our Child [4:01]
37. A Cigarette in It [1:51]
38. The Stars [1:23]
Disc #2, Side A -- Mildred Pierce
1. Shoreline Credits [1:36]
2. Dying Word and Thoughts [2:22]
3. Uneasy Company [3:25]
4. Never Saw Deader [4:43]
5. Class Reunion [4:34]
6. Prime Suspect [3:51]
7. Kids First [4:31]
8. Cheap Material [3:16]
9. Hopeful Wally [3:43]
10. Anything You Want [1:58]
11. New Waitress [3:05]
12. Why Not a Restaurant? [5:45]
13. Community Property [3:38]
14. Declined and Accepted [3:15]
15. Sound of Our Hearts [3:26]
16. Tragedy [4:10]
17. Grand Opening [3:02]
18. Veda Meets Monte [3:08]
19. One Man's Poison [2:12]
20. Confession [2:01]
21. Bad Habits [3:11]
22. Monte's Payoff [4:53]
23. Veda's Payoff [5:35]
24. I Can Get Away! [2:57]
25. The Alligator Idea [3:23]
26. Working Girl [4:17]
27. Sold on Marriage [4:15]
28. Homecoming [3:44]
29. Acting Badly [3:36]
30. Unexpected [3:01]
31. Her Fault [3:12]
32. Into the Dawn [:43]
Disc #2, Side B -- Mildred Pierce - Bonus Features
1. Many Faces [2:43]
2. Party Girl [3:07]
3. New Identity [3:46]
4. Troublemaker [3:48]
5. Stardom and Marriage [4:36]
6. Gable [4:01]
7. Banner Year: 1932 [4:01]
8. Creature of Extremes [3:59]
9. Tone and Tracy [4:07]
10. The Women [4:02]
11. Motherhood; Marriage #3 [4:25]
12. Mommie Dearest [1:52]
13. Mildred Pierce [2:57]
14. Wire Hangers [4:03]
15. Constant Needs [4:45]
16. Christmas; Independent [3:40]
17. Johnny Guitar [2:33]
18. Warrior Aspect [4:24]
19. Pepsi's First Lady [4:43]
20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [4:20]
21. Leading Lady to the End [5:05]
22. Another Crawford [4:27]
23. End Credits [1:24]
Disc #3 -- For Me and My Gal
1. Credits and Dedication [1:43]
2. Pushy Harry [3:45]
3. Being a Clown [1:31]
4. The Doll Shop [4:01]
5. Sailor's Hornpipe, by the Beautiful Sea [2:32]
6. Doctor Impatient [2:49]
7. Harry's Proposal [3:30]
8. For Me and My Gal [5:46]
9. Breaking up the Act [4:50]
10. When You Wore a Tulip; War [1:49]
11. Meeting Miss Minard [4:13]
12. Do I Love You? [4:53]
13. What Do You Do? [2:59]
14. After You've Gone [2:25]
15. Regarding Harry [4:01]
16. Tell Her I'm Sorry [2:11]
17. What Hit Us? [5:45]
18. Booked at the Palace [4:17]
19. Tell Me, Till We Meet Again [3:32]
20. We Don't Want the Bacon [:47]
21. Ballin' the Jack [2:39]
22. Good and Bad News [2:27]
23. His Disability [3:14]
24. Small-Time in His Heart [3:20]
25. Shut Out [3:24]
26. What Are You Going to Do to Help the Boys? [2:55]
27. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? [2:02]
28. Paris Reunions [4:01]
29. Where Do We Go From Here? [2:50]
30. Tipperary Etc. Medley [2:25]
31. In the Fight [4:25]
32. When Johnny Comes Marching Home, For Me and My Gal [2:21]
Disc #4 -- Father of the Bride
1. Credits [1:14]
2. Suddenly Upon You [2:28]
3. Maybe She's in Love [3:33]
4. Who Is He? [4:04]
5. Not Good Enough [4:01]
6. Mark My Words [3:24]
7. Man-to-Man Talk [6:18]
8. The Dunstans [3:26]
9. Memories Over Martinis [2:44]
10. Drinks for Everyone [4:44]
11. Every Girl's Dream [4:02]
12. Her Trousseau [3:17]
13. How About Eloping? [5:11]
14. The Caterer [2:44]
15. Too Tight [5:49]
16. Gift Parade [2:34]
17. Honeymoon Problem [4:32]
18. Rat Race Rehearsal [5:21]
19. Nuptial Nightmare [1:51]
20. Nothing Ever Fazes Him [2:18]
21. Wedding Day Chaos [2:06]
22. Mother and Bride [2:38]
23. Down the Aisle [3:18]
24. Giving Kay up [3:56]
25. The Reception [2:38]
26. Goodbye [2:51]
27. All of Our Life [:58]
28. Cast List [:30]
Disc #5 -- Dial "M" for Murder
1. Credits [1:07]
2. Blackmail Note [5:45]
3. Tony Bows Out [1:55]
4. Calling About a Car [2:03]
5. Schools (and Hitchcock) Photo [3:00]
6. What Tony Saw [4:57]
7. Your Word Against Mine [5:33]
8. Murder Plan [5:27]
9. Key Player Paid [3:17]
10. Purse Snatcher [5:55]
11. Running Late [3:09]
12. Murder Calling [4:28]
13. Ghastly Accident [3:47]
14. Improvising a Frame-Up [3:01]
15. Intermission [:46]
16. Chief Inspector Hubbard [5:19]
17. Reenacting the Crime [3:29]
18. Wendice's Web of Evidence [4:01]
19. Hubbard's Question [4:51]
20. Guilty [1:02]
21. Mark's Murder Scenario [5:37]
22. Troublesome Latchkeys [3:03]
23. Incriminating Attaché Case [5:50]
24. Tony's Out, Hubbard's In [5:48]
25. Key to the Case [2:40]
26. Hubbard Explains It All [4:56]
27. The Trap Is Sprung [2:48]
28. Drinking in Defeat [1:31]

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